Silvio Berlusconi he was hospitalized in the Principality of Monaco for urgent cardiological examinations. Has been Alberto Zangrillo, the personal doctor of the founder of Forza Italia, to confirm the news. It was he himself who recommended hospitalization after visiting the former premier and advised against returning to Italy.
Berlusconi, 84, was in the South of France, near Nice, in the house of his daughter Marina where he spent most of the lockdown period.
According to reports from Zangrillo, his health conditions worsened on Monday. The hospitalization took place for “an arrhythmological heart problem”.
“I personally went to visit Silvio Berlusconi on Monday,” he told news agencies, “and after having visited him, I arranged for urgent hospitalization at the cardiology center in the Principality of Monaco because I did not consider it prudent to deal with transport to Italy “.
Last September Berlusconi tested positive for Covid and had been admitted to the San Raffaele hospital for bilateral pneumonia. Professor Zangrillo, head of intensive care at the Milanese hospital, always treated him. The former prime minister was hospitalized for 12 days and even after being discharged he remained positive for the virus for a long time.
On leaving the hospital he commented: “It was the most dangerous test of my life and I say this with emotion. Thanks to the professionalism of the doctors. Also this time I have a nice escape ». And he added: “I have personally proven that until the virus is eradicated, each of us is exposed to the risk of being infected and infecting the others”.